Mint Dental SE1

Invisalign Guide

Invisalign straightens teeth just like metal braces, except it uses invisible aligners to realign your smile in a more discreet, comfortable way.

Invisalign help & advice

Invisalign makes all the right claims: it’s “fantastic”, “state-of-the-art”, and a “revolutionary treatment.” And whilst the modern orthodontic device has grown massively in popularity over the last few years, you might be left wondering if it’s really right for you.

In this guide, we’ll cover the advantages, as well as the limits not always published or covered online and explain to you how Invisalign works and what it can do for your particular smile problem. Explore the cost.


Invisalign has greater cost, effectiveness, wear time, and much more benefits. Explore.


The clear aligners are designed and created using industry-leading technology. More.

Wearing Invisalign

Some reviews make wearing Invisalign sound easy, but here’s what you should expect. More.


Discover a new way of straightening teeth and what the journey will look like over the months. More.

Invisalign Costs £58.10 PM

We’re always running special packages and deals with our Invisalign treatment, which you can keep up to date with on our offers page here

Freebies and prices tend always to include:

  • Whitening or bonding
  • Free hygiene sessions
  • Set of removable retainers
  • Aftercare and appointments 
*Cost per month based on treatment costing £2,499 over 60 months. 14.9% APR.

Invisalign - the basics

In short, Invisalign is a modern way to move and realign teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners rather than metal train track braces.

Invisalign has the power to fix:

  • Crooked, misaligned teeth
  • Mild to severe malocclusions
  • Overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites
  • Gappy smiles

There are different versions of Invisalign, which are used to target different smile and alignment problems.

Invisalign First is also available for growing smiles and young children.

Invisalign is successful in treatment many orthodontic problems, however, not everyone can qualify for treatment. For example, Invisalign is limited and can only close gaps no larger than 6mm. It will also be unable to correct complex orthodontic problems that might require surgery. 

Invisalign First exists to provide young, growing mouths the chance to straighten their teeth as they grow to avoid braces later in life.

Invisalign Teen is also available for teens, or versions like Invisalign Full can be prescribed to target more severe bite conditions.

Before and after Invisalign

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Wearing invisalign

The aligners can be particularly tricky to spot, however, if you are up close they will be noticeable. Most Invisalign wearers find that they still have the confidence to smile, talk and socialise without any insecurities. 

The aligners are less than one millimetre in thickness and removable, making them discreet.

Wearers should expect slight discomfort when swapping out their aligners for a new set – the feeling is comparable to a tightness as the teeth are progressed into their next position. But Invisalign offers an improved comfort compared to conventional braces as they do not need to exert more force on the teeth.

There’s no restrictions with what you can eat with Invisalign – this is because it’s recommended to take your aligners out when eating. However, wearers should brush their teeth after every meal to ensure their aligners stay clean and stain-free.

Clean your aligners nightly.

  • Use cold water and your toothbrush to remove any residue.
  • Soak the aligners with a tablet or crystal – but this is not a necessary step. It’s better to rinse your aligners with water every night.
  • Store your aligners in a protective case when not in use.

If you want to go the extra mile, Invisalign offers patients the chance to buy products like Steraligner, which is a natural antiseptic for the aligners.

For the best results and a successful outcome, patients should wear the aligners for the bare minimum of 22 hours per day.

The Invis process

Invisalign applies gentle pressure and a controlled force to different parts of the teeth during different points of your treatment. Teeth, with Invisalign, are gradually shifted, step-by-step, aligner by aligner.

  • Invisalign i7: 7 weeks
  • Invisalign Go: 3-6 months
  • Invisalign Full: 12-18 months

Invisalign i7 is the fastest Invisalign treatment, which straightens teeth from 7 weeks. However, it will only work for very mild cosmetic cases and is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments.

  • Each invisible aligner is individually manufactured with 3D printing technology.
  • A special scanner called the iTero scanner is also used during your consultation, which will show you precisely how your smile will look at each stage of the journey, which means you can make adjustments to how your final smile looks.

New patients

Become a new patient of Mint Dental Clinic in SE1 for only £95, which includes your first comprehensive examination and scans.

Directions to our London practice

  • cqc-rated-outstandingMonday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


Book a consultation with our amazing dentists to discover which cosmetic treatment is recommended for your smile. More.


Mint Dental Clinic is happy to provide offers for new and existing patients on a regular basis – keep up to date here. More.

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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